Have you heard about Virgin Australia Business Flyer?
It’s your company’s ticket to saving money on flights and Virgin Australia Lounge memberships, all while earning Velocity Points for your business. There’s even a fast-track to Velocity Pilot Gold status for eligible new members8.
But best of all, Virgin Australia Business Flyer is free to join. All you’ll need is your ABN.
Whether you’re beginning a new business venture or planning for your team’s triumphant return to the skies, it makes good sense to be a Virgin Australia Business Flyer member. With no ongoing membership fees and access to discounts from the get-go, Virgin Australia Business Flyer is undoubtedly good for business. Here’s how to make it work for yours.
Starting out with Virgin Australia Business Flyer
Once your Virgin Australia Business Flyer membership is approved, you’ll begin at Tier 19. That’s the entry-level category, for all businesses spending $0 to $9,999 per year on eligible Virgin Australia flights.*
You read that correctly. Your business doesn’t need any existing Virgin Australia flight bookings before signing up. Virgin Australia Business Flyer membership is also commitment-free, as you’re not locked into any minimum spending targets.
- For every $1 spent on eligible Virgin Australia flights, earn 1 Velocity Point for the business. 1 This is over and above the Velocity Points (and Status Credits) earned by the traveller – so nobody misses out. 2
- Save 4% off Flex fares and 6% off Business Class fares on eligible Virgin Australia flights, year-round . 4
- Get access to the Virgin Australia Business Flyer portal to make and manage bookings for your entire team.
- A dedicated account management team to support with Virgin Australia Business Flyer enquiries.
- Spend $2,000 or more on flights (excluding taxes and fees) within the first three months of joining Virgin Australia Business Flyer and two people in your business will receive the benefits of Velocity Gold Status for three months7
- Purchase annual Virgin Australia Lounge memberships at the discounted price of $379, with no joining fee. 6
Your business’s spends are automatically tracked – and Velocity Points awarded accordingly – when booking through the Virgin Australia Business Flyer portal. The same is true when securing flights through a Travel Management Company, and over the phone with Virgin Australia’s Guest Contact Centre when your registered ABN is provided.
Virgin Australia Business Flyer members can also supply their ABN when booking through the public Virgin Australia website. However, flight discounts aren’t available through this channel. We’d suggest using those other booking paths to be sure you’re getting the most from your membership.
Moving up to Tier 2 and Tier 3
Businesses that spend at least $10,000 per year on Virgin Australia flights get upgraded to Tier 2. This unlocks even more generous rewards in return for the company’s loyalty9.
Compared with Tier 1, Tier 2 delivers a 50% points boost. That’s 1.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent on eligible flights. Of course, these remain in addition to the Velocity Points earned by each traveller who is a Velocity Frequent Flyer member.
If your business’ flight spend exceeds $50,000 per year, its membership shifts to Tier 39. Offering 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on Virgin Australia flights, this top level provides twice as many Velocity Points per dollar versus Tier 1.
Also, if your business was previously enrolled in Virgin Australia Accelerate, it’ll already be a Virgin Australia Business Flyer member.
What can a business do with Velocity Points?
Virgin Australia Business Flyer members initially earn Velocity Points under the business’ account. These can later be transferred into personal Velocity Frequent Flyer points once the Business points balance reaches 3,000 .3
That is, the business can send its points to the Velocity frequent flyer account of a company director or business owner. Alternatively, points could also be sent to an employee or contractor of the business.
A business can make as many points transfers as it likes, provided each transfer is for at least 3,000 Velocity Points.
Once the points have landed in an individual’s account, they can be spent just like any other Velocity Points.
For instance, an individual could use them towards flights as part of a future business trip (or holiday). Or perhaps, an upgrade from Virgin Australia Economy to Business Class as a treat.
5 tips to fast-track your Velocity Points with Virgin Australia Business Flyer
Not a member yet? Start your journey with Virgin Australia Business Flyer and join today.
Don’t forget to ask your accountant about any tax implications that may arise from the company’s participation in Virgin Australia Business Flyer, including Fringe Benefits Tax.
Terms and conditions
*Eligible spend is per annum and reflective of the base fare less taxes, government fees and charges.
**Prices are based on selected one-way Virgin Australia Business Class fares booked on virginaustralia.com and are correct as at 31 March 2022. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Seats may be discounted on occasion depending on sector and during promotions. Payment surcharge may apply. Changes incur any applicable fare difference. See Virgin Australia’s Fees page for details. Refunds are permitted if you cancel this booking. You may also request a refund for other reasons, including under the Australian Consumer Law. Check your fare rules for more information. Some flights may be operated by a partner airline. Full T&Cs at www.virginaustralia.com.
*** Pilot Gold members with a confirmed booking for a Virgin Australia marketed and operated domestic flight and who arrive at the airport in time for an earlier flight than their booked flight, can request that they be carried on an earlier flight (Fly Ahead). A Fly Ahead request is not guaranteed and is subject to terms and conditions
Virgin Australia Business Flyer terms and conditions
1 Virgin Australia Business Flyer Members can earn up to 1,000,000 Points from Virgin Australia, airlines partners and Virgin Australia codeshare flights only, per annum, based on the rolling 12 month period from when the Member joins Virgin Australia Business Flyer. Points aren’t earned on certain fees, taxes, or charges. Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions and Velocity membership Terms and Conditions apply.
2 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points Terms and Conditions: If the individual flying with Virgin Australia or a partner airline is also a Velocity Frequent Flyer Program member, they may also earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Program points in accordance with the relevant Velocity Frequent Flyer Program Terms.
3 Points transfer: Virgin Australia Business Flyer Account Administrators can transfer Points earned by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member to a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, provided that (a) there is a minimum of 3,000 Points per transfer; and (b) the Velocity Frequent Flyer member transferee is directly employed or contracted by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member.
4 The Fare Advantage Discount of 4% applies to domestic Flex fares (L, K, H, B, Y class) and 6% applies to domestic Business Class fares (D, C, J class) and is available to Virgin Australia Business Class members. The Fare Advantage Discount levels are subject to change without notice. Please check our website for current discount levels. Fare Advantage Discounts can only be booked through the Booking Portal, our Guest Contact Centre, or a registered self-ticketing Travel Management Company (TMC) or travel agent and are not available through the public Virgin Australia website. If your TMC or travel agent is not registered to process Fare Advantage Discounts, please instruct your TMC or travel agent to contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fare Advantage Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and cannot be combined with any other Unpublished Fares or Promotional Fares. Fare Advantage discounts do not apply to any bookings made via the Virgin Australia conference and group travel area, sale fares or other tactical fares offered from time to time, and bookings for children and infants. If you have any questions regarding the application of Fare Advantage Discounts, please contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team. Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions apply.
5 Priority Benefits: Applies to new Virgin Australia Business Flyer members. Minimum flight spend and criteria applies. See Schedule 1 – Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions for more detail.
6 Discounted Lounge Membership: Discount is compared to the usual annual fee of $399. Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge Memberships are available for Key Contact, Account Administrators, Travel Bookers and Travellers and are subject to the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions Use of the Lounge is subject to the Virgin Australia Lounge Terms and Conditions and Virgin Australia Lounge rules. Virgin Australia Lounge entry is subject to space availability.
7A new Virgin Australia Business Flyer member is eligible to receive two Velocity Pilot Gold Memberships if, within the first three months of becoming a Virgin Australia Business Flyer member, it books and completes at least $2,000 of travel. For more information, please visit our website at https://virginaustralia.com/businessflyer. Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions and Velocity membership Terms and Conditions apply.
8Virgin Australia Business Flyer membership is available to businesses with an active ABN/ACN and an Australian business address that spend less than $300K per annum on flights with Virgin Australia. The business cannot be a Superannuation fund, travel agent, travel management company, travel wholesaler, air travel consolidator or anyone re-selling air travel. For more information please see the Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions
9Virgin Australia Business Flyer has multiple Tier Levels. The Tier Level determines the types of Program Benefits the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member is entitled to access. Certain Program Benefits may only be provided to a specific Tier Level. Please see our website https://virginaustralia.com/businessflyer and the Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions for information on the Program Benefits. The Program Benefits are incorporated into these Terms.